Cap & Gown

1) Cap & gown rental is coordinated by the Graduation Department of the Cal Student Store.


2) EOP Graduation Gown Lending Project Application Available Now:

We are pleased to announce the release of the application for the “Graduation Gown Lending Project” provided by the Educational Opportunity Program which aims to support first generation or low income or underrepresented UC Berkeley students with free of cost rental graduation gowns and caps.

Below you will find a link to our electronic application. Paper applications will also be located in the Dreamers Resource Center in 119 Chavez and all paper applications can also be submitted to the front desk’s reception on Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Remember students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible due to the limited amount of gowns available. Please also take some time to read the details provided below on important deadlines and notifications.


All applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and based on financial need. Also, applications will be open until our supply has been depleted.

All students will be notified about their application status through email.

Pick Up and Return Dates

All gowns and caps must be picked up and returned to the Dreamers Resource Center in 119 Cesar Chavez. Dates and times will be included in the notification email. Please make sure to bring your student identification card when you pick up your gown and cap. Students can also request a scheduled pick-up and return date if the dates in the email do not work for them.

Late and Damage Return Fees

Graduation gown rental is free. All gowns must be returned clean and in excellent condition. Gowns not returned on time or returned with damage (rips, stains, etc) will result in your CARS account being charged $50.

If you have any questions, concerns or reservations, feel free to contact us

Good luck to you all and we thank you for participation in our “Graduation Gown Lending Project”.


All applications are due April 13th at 11:59 P.M.